Any Porsche accident is bad enough, but when we're talking about a Group B-inspired senior supercar, things hit rock bottom. Oh and did we mention Porsche only built 337 of these?
While the events that led to crash are unclear at the moment, this is definitely one unusual situation. First of all, the 959 isn't exactly the kind of car that obeys the "roll over and play dead" kind of commands. Heck, back in 1986 when this was introduced, it was the fastest production car in the world, with a top speed of 195 mph (314 km/h) and had the handling to match that. In fact, it was the 959's all-wheel drive capabilities that determined Zuffenhausen to take the 911 Turbo down this road.
Then there's the fact that the accident took place in Switzerland. In case you didn't know, the Swiss law takes a driver's wealth into account when applying speeding fines, for instance, which has led to impressive road safety statistics.
By the way, the Swiss people love Porsches, so we can only imagine how painful the experience was for those who witnessed the crash.
UPDATE: we now have a second pic of the crash, with both this and the first one arriving courtesy of HMPhotography. And speaking of those who were on the scene of the crash, it is reported the 959 driver was actually speeding, which caused him to lose control in the wet. The Porsche is said to have hit a guardrail, which caused it to land on its roof.